This week the UK is celebrating National Vegetarian Week, so we’ve compiled a list of some of the very best veggie dishes in town…
‘Shroom Burger at Shake Shack
All the UK Shacks offer the legendary ‘Shroom Burger, an utter vegetarian delight that shouts comfort food and is packed full of flavour. It’s a crisp-fried Portobello mushroom filled with melted muenster and cheddar cheese, topped with lettuce, tomato, ShackSauce. Then you can wash it all down with a hand-spun shake available in seven delicious flavours.
Tom’s Kitchen Mac & Cheese
The renowned mac and cheese at Tom’s Kitchen is a dish worth shouting about, plus it has the irresistible option of adding truffle. Opt for a large and it can take full glory at your meal or go for a small dish to accompany a Tom’s Kitchen Classic. Make the most of it on #MacFridays…
Mezze plates at ArabicaBar and Kitchen
Arabica Bar and Kitchen has a bountiful selection of vegetarian dishes, so you can enjoy a Lebanese feast of mezze plates all to yourself. The mushroom and truffle man’ousheh and a beetroot, feta and walnut pide are particular favourites.
Theo’s Simple Italian
Begin your meal in luxury by ordering the gorgeous burrata with winter tomatoes, basil and olive oil. This is a mouthwatering treat that will set your taste buds alive. A perfect meal to follow is the risotto al castelrosso cheese is a rich and creamy dish that is paired with roasted radicchio tardive and red wine. Get a table here.
This is Good Macadamia Nut Oil
To celebrate National Vegetarian Week, be sure to get your hands on This is Good’s macadamia nut oil. Approved vegetarian, vegan and cholesterol-free, This is Good oil contains only 15% saturated fat and is the new and healthier alternative to coconut oil, which contains a staggering 83% saturated fat. Because of the oil’s high monounsaturated fat content (76% – compared to coconut oil’s 6%), it helps to reduce the ‘bad’ fat cells in the body, with other benefits including a decreased risk of heart disease and a high Omega 9 content.
For a delicious veggie lunch or dinner, This is Good have developed a simple, filling and healthy recipe for roasted veg quinoa with soft goat’s cheese.
-1 small butter nut squash peeled and cut into bite sized pieces
-1 red onion, peeled and quartered
-50g pomegranate seeds
-50g soft goat’s cheese
– 2-3 tbsp. macadamia nut oil
Preheat the oven to 180degrees C.
Put the butternut squash and onion onto a baking tray and drizzle over 2-3 tbsp. macadamia nut oil. Season and toss to make sure everything is covered. Place into the oven for 25-25 minutes, until soft.
Cook the quinoa according to packet instructions.
Place the quinoa into a large bowl and stir through the rocket and cooked vegetables. Place on your serving plates and sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and soft goats cheese.